Sunday, December 2, 2007

A New Dog Park

C'mon M & D, let's go to the dog park today!
See, Cassie has the keys and is ready to take us there.

Hurry up humans!

Dad wanted to drive, though, so we let him. But only because he said we could drive back home. I took my usual position between M & D...

and Cassie usually takes position by the window so she can stick her head out...

Apparently, she's fond of flies getting stuck in her teeth and butterflies going up her schnoz.

The park is this way!!!

The humans decided to take us to a new dog park this time. We were getting kind of tired of the old one and they heard good things about this one. It's called Red Bud park and it's on a little island type thing behind the University of Texas. Anyway, it turned out to be awesome!

We met up with a bunch of dogs by the water. They were playing fetch with a tennis ball and diving into the lake. Normally, I'll wade into water to get sticks and tennis balls, but I don't like going to places where I can't touch bottom. But THIS TIME, I actually swam! And it was great! I had so much fun and the humans were really proud of me. Look how far out into the lake I swam! (You might need to click on the picture to get a better look.)

Cassie had lots of fun just zooming around and chasing after other dogs. She's more of a Labrador Leaver than a Labrador Retriever.

Throw it already!!

I made friends with this girl labbie called Bailey and we spent most of our time fighting to get to the tennis balls first.

Almost there...

hey, get off of me!

A-ha! I got it!

Here you go, Mom!

It was like Labby Central today. We saw about 6 or 7 other Labs and some of them got into the water to play with us.

Hey, Bailey, come back!

After about 45 minutes of swimming, we dragged ourselves away and walked on the trail for a little while. We met a bunch of other dogs along the way.

We walked for another 45 minutes or so and boy, did we get thirsty.

Time to go already?

We had such a blast at Red Bud! This is our favorite new place and we going to keep going back there. I can practice my swimming and maybe Cassie can practice her retrieving (and her call-back!)

We zonked out the second we got into the car. Sorry Dad, you're going to have to do the driving again.



Peanut said...

How much fun you guys had. I wish I could go to a dog park. Good job on the swimming since you seem to like it. I think your nuts though.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, I love sticking my head out of the window too & my mommy always giggles when she sees my ears & lips flapping! Oh wow, the new dog park looks like a fun place to be. I wish Malaysia had one too...Hope you drove home safely Orion.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a lot of Labs you got to swim and play with! You two are sure lucky! We're so glad you get to go back to the dog park again and again!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

That park looks amazing - we so need a park here with a swimming lake for us dogs but I guess we do have the beach.

Looking forward to seeing more of your adventures at the new dog park.


Cubby said...

Hi guys,

That looks a little psycho to me, but my sister Dakota thinks it looked like a GREAT time!